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Song of Freedom


Published 1936


Although no-one could call this a great movie, it is of compelling historical interest. At a time when Black people in the movies were servants or scoundrels, Paul Robeson portrayed a London dock-worker who is discovered by an impresario and launches a great singing career; after that, he goes to Africa to bring education and enlightenment to the tribespeople.


Run time 80 min.
Producer Will Hammer
Production Company Hammer Film Productions
Audio/Visual sound, black & white
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Reviewer: bearpuf - - April 17, 2009
Subject: PR for Robeson
Though just a fair movie in the sense of acting and storyline a lot is said for the ideal of returning to Africa by Robeson or the movie's producers.
What I'd like to emphasize here is that if one is a fan of Paul Robeson then the Prelinger Archives has scores of his songs available in mp3 format to pass on as a tribute to the quality of his singing presence as well as his character.
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